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STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS POH

The village of Watkins Glen in many ways mirrors man’s tenuous and somewhat conflicted relationship with the natural world. While nature seemingly suggests that we “take more time,” we are determined to take the next turn in the shortest time possible. So while the waters of Glen Creek meander along the ancient path towards New York’s Seneca Lake, men and women continue to push the limits of speed and endurance powering into the chicane and loops at Watkins Glen International, often forgetting that the race doesn’t always go to the swiftest.


North Franklin Street in Watkins Glen, NY as seen in American Public House Review
NORTH FRANKLIN STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF WATKINS GLEN


But for those that have mastered life in the slipstream there is that understanding that it is the balance between man’s ingenuity, combined with a bit of mechanical tinkering, and the classical elements of earth, air, fire and water that normally determines one’s place at the finish. This lesson can be applied to most human endeavors, including the making of beer. Along the main straightaway in Watkins Glen at the CROOKED ROOSTER PUB that axiom has been practiced and perfected. It is here that Seth Weisel, the head brewer for Rooster Fish Brewing creates a superb selection of handcrafted ales. The marriage of American hops, organic malts and the cool fresh water from Seneca Lake have produced a product that has pleased the palates of loyal patrons and beer devotees since 2004.



D Conlon's Crooked Rooster Pub in Watkins Glen, NY as seen in American Public House Review
 D CONLON'S CROOKED ROOSTER PUB IN WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK


The Bar in The Crooked Rooster Pub in Watkins Glen, New York as seen in American Public House Review
AN AGREEABLE, LIVELY, AND STYLISH BAR




the Brew Room at D. Conlon's Crooked Rooster Pub in Watkins Glen, New York as seen in American Public House Review
THE BREW ROOM IN THE BACK IS BEAUTIFUL IN BOTH FORM AND FUNCTION


Glen Creek in Watkins Glen, New York as seen in American Public House Review
THE NATURE AROUND CROOKED ROOSTER PUB  IS SUBLIME AND ASTOUNDING. WATKINS GLEN STATE PARK BOASTS 19 MAGNIFICENT WATERFALLS
AND GLORIOUS CLIFFS AND CANYONS SCULPTED BY GLEN CREEK ARE EVERYWHERE REVEALED





Besides the exceptional brews, the CROOKED ROOSTER offers a friendly setting and a great view of the race. At any given moment there is a constant flow of foreign engineering and domestic muscle in search of a good stretch of asphalt or the next glass of Cabernet. For many that motor to this region Watkins Glen is the gateway to New York State’s wine country. And the CROOKED ROOSTER is the unofficial grandstand of the unsanctioned Finger Lakes Grand Prix. 


On several occasions I have run that circuit myself. There are few places in America better suited to renew ones romance with the open road or the pleasures of the grape. But with the passing of time I am much more prone to watch the race from the sidelines, surrounded by loyal friends while raising a glass of well hopped ale in a place that is snug, safe and welcoming…a place somewhere in between a checkered past and the checkered flag…a place like the CROOKED ROOSTER PUB.



Taps at Crooked Rooster Pub in Watkins Glen, NY as seen in American Public House Review
THE CROOKED ROOSTER IS A BREWPUB OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.THESE TAPS OFFER SOME EXQUISITE EXAMPLES OF THE BREWER'S CRAFT


Seneca Lake nhear4 Watkins Glen, NY as seen in American Public House Review
SENECA LAKE IS A STONE'S THROW FROM THE CROOKED ROOSTER








Sign at Crooked Rooste Pub in Watkins Glen, NY as seen in American Public House Review
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The Wildflower Café &

The Crooked Rooster Pub



223 - 301 North Franklin Street

Watkins Glen, New York 14891

607-535-9797


www.roosterfishbrewing.com








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